The Angry Wife A Novel
About the book:
The Angry Wife A Novel book
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publish date: (21 May 2013)
Pages: 256 eBook pages can be different
Genres: Mystery, Family Life, Psychological, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction
“WE ARE FORTUNATE,” PIERCE Delaney said to his wife.
She did not answer. Outside the window open by her couch, the deep stillness of late October
afternoon lay across the landscape of Malvern. The air was warm and fragrant. The servants had been
picking the purple grapes. She could not learn to call them servants instead of slaves. Pierce was
going to pay them wages. Georgia, her own maid, would get wages!
“Aren’t we fortunate, Luce?” Pierce’s big voice demanded.
“I wish you wouldn’t call me Luce,” she answered. “I like my own name.”
“Lucinda,” he said, smiling. “It’s such a prim name.”
“Nevertheless, it’s my name,” she replied.
But he could not quarrel even in fun. He wanted peace, now; as long as he lived he wanted only
peace. He stood before the high window and gazed at the landscape for which he had been as
homesick, all during the war, as he had been even for his family. There were not many in the world to
match it for beauty. Beyond the rich level lands of his farms the foothills rose, softly wooded, into the
blue heights of the Alleghenies. It was country fit for all his dreams of peace and he would spend his
life in fulfilling them. Only to live, after these years, would be enough, but to live here was heaven.
Without turning he spoke. “The war is over, Tom and I are both alive, the house isn’t in ruins.
Not many families have as much!”